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Duration: 3:53 
Release Date: 1975  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Chip Davis/Bill Fries/C.W. McCall (sav-man) 
Music By: Chip Davis/Bill Fries/C.W. McCall (sav-man) 
Produced By: Chip Davis (sav-man) 
Released By: MGM Records (sav-man) 
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  • Bill Fries originally created the "character" of C.W. Mcall for a series of award-winning TV and radio ads for Metz Bakeries' Old Home Bread. He was an advertising writer and when he could not find anyone he liked to voice the part, he just stepped in and did it himself. These ads were phenomenally popular, leading to the demand for ancillary products like records to be produced, so the same people that did the TV spots, including music man Chip Davis, went and recorded two sides of a 45 single, derived from the TV ads. It did well enough that they got a record contract for an album. That first album featured a mix of trucker songs and songs about western Iowa and Colorado. A 2nd album followed with a similar mix of songs. Convoy was one of the trucker songs - an outgrowth of his following the trucking industry and the recent relaxation of regulation on the citizen's band radio that had led to an instant growth of CB radios used by truckers. The song was initially just an album track, never intended as a single, but enough people jumped on the song that the record company responded with pushing it out on a single release and it just steamrolled up the charts. (Android)
  • There Was Another Version of The Song Used For The Motion Picture Convoy (kahnman)
  • From the 1975 album BLACK BEAR ROAD. (sav-man)
  • This song was instrumental in starting the C.B. radio craze of the middle-to-late 'seventies. (sav-man)
  • Reached #1 on the Billboard charts in December 1975. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    [On the CB]
    Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...

    Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June in a Kenworth pullin' logs
    Cab-over Pete with a reefer on and a Jimmy haulin' hogs
    We was huntin' for bear on I-one-oh 'bout a mile outta Shaky Town
    I says, Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck and I'm about to put the hammer down.

    [Chorus]
    'Cause we got a little convoy rockin' through the night.
    Yeah, we got a little convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin' convoy 'cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!

    [On the CB]
    Ah, breaker, Pig Pen, this here's the Duck. And, you wanna back off them hogs? Yeah, 10-4, 'bout five mile or so. Ten, roger. Them hogs is gettin' in-tense up here.

    By the time we got into Tulsa Town, we had eighty-five trucks in all.
    But they's a roadblock up on the cloverleaf, and them bears was wall-to-wall.
    Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper; they even had a bear in the air!
    I says, Callin' all trucks, this here's the Duck--we about to go a-huntin' bear.

    [Chorus]
    'Cause we got a great big convoy rockin' through the night.
    Yeah, we got a great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy--ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin' convoy 'cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!

    [On the CB]
    Ah, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that, Pig Pen? Negatory, Pig Pen; you're still too close. Yeah, them hogs is startin' to close up my sinuses. Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten.

    Well, we rolled up Interstate 44 like a rocket sled on rails.
    We tore up all of our swindle sheets and left 'em settin' on the scales.
    By the time we hit that Chi-town, them bears was a-gettin' smart:
    They'd brought up some reinforcements from the Illinois National Guard.

    There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps, and rigs of ev'ry size.
    Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears and choppers filled the skies.
    Well, we shot the line and we went for broke with a thousand screamin' trucks
    An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus In a chartreuse micro-bus.

    [On the CB]
    Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster, come over. Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster? Lissen, you wanna put that micra-bus right behind that suicide jockey? Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite, and he needs all the help he can get.

    Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore and prepared to cross the line
    I could see the bridge was lined with bears but I didn't have a doggone dime.
    I says, Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck--we just ain't a-gonna pay no toll.
    So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight I says, "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."

    [Chorus]
    'Cause we got a mighty convoy rockin' through the night.
    Yeah, we got a mighty convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
    Come on and join our convoy--ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
    We gonna roll this truckin' convoy 'cross the U-S-A.
    Convoy!

    [On the CB]
    Ah, 10-4, Pig Pen, what's your twenty?
    Convoy!
    OMAHA? Well, they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there, fer shure.
    Convoy!
    Well, mercy sakes, good buddy, we gonna back on outta here, so keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your... tail.
    Convoy!
    We'll catch you on the flip-flop. This here's the Rubber Duck on the side.
    Convoy!
    We gone. 'Bye,'bye.
    (trainman786)
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